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In This Issue
58 BEGINNING BOATING
A VHF radio may not have the appeal of a fancy new smart phone but it’s cheaper and more useful in the marine context.
68 KIWI GRP TRAILER BOAT BUILDERS BUSY
PPB talked to some of the leading players in the fibreglass (GRP) production trailer boat market to find out how they were finding the market.
78 BAY OF ISLANDS
One of those quirks of nature where everything comes together to create something special and is a must for Summer cruising.
84 EXTREME MAKEOVER
When the owner of No Excuse found his boat wasn’t quite fit for purpose he made the extreme decision to replace the entire aft section.
96 AOWBS RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS
The annual Auckland On Water Boat Show (AOWBS) saw serious sales made, despite the varied weather.
110 TARGETING THE BIG ONE
Bruce Duncan explains what you need to know if you want to catch the big ones.
122 TAKING IT TO THE EXTREME
Extreme Boats is a family-run business that began manufacturing boats in 1998 and has gone from strength to strength.
132 MAKING GOOD WATER
Today’s water makers are compact, quiet and very user friendly. The benefits of a water maker can be summed up in two words: convenient and healthy.
156 PWC NEWS
New electric and foiling PWCs, plus Yamaha backing for Kiwi rider.
160 PWC BUYERS GUIDE 2020
It seems that apart from colours and accessories, there are not massive changes to leading brands. We list all the models for next season.